Courses Catalogue

Environmental Geoscience

COURSE CODE: CIV4222
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course investigates the solid Earth and its complex interconnections with Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. It incorporates studies of both the near surface and deep interior of Earth at global as well as local scales. It explores the processes that have shaped the Earth in it’s past to predict and mitigate future changes.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course will expose students to the processes within, and interactions between the atmosphere, ocean and the solid Earth that determine the habitability of the planet

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Understand the methods of analysis of environmental problems based on geoscientific and multi-disciplinary approaches to develop adequate solutions.

·        Acquire knowledge to evaluate environmental problems based on geoscientific and multi-disciplinary approaches to develop adequate solutions.

·        Get introduced to geological records and environmental geochemistry

·        Get basic knowledge of geological modelling and prediction

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Demonstrate some level of competences in the field of environmental geosciences

·        Apply the methods of analysis of environmental problems based on geoscientific and multi-disciplinary approaches to develop adequate solutions.

·        Relate earth dynamics to revolution and solar systems

·        Appreciate earth composition and geomaterials